Corel PaintShop Pro 2022 Ultimate review

Corel PaintShop Pro 2022 Ultimate has everything you need to edit your images, and much more besides

Corel PaintShop Pro 2022
(Image: © James Abbott)

Digital Camera World Verdict

PaintShop Pro 2022 builds on the upgrades in the previous release of the software to provide the best version to date. The price for the Ultimate version makes it a no-brainer over the standard version based on all the extras you receive for a small increase in price, but since this is Windows-only software Mac owners, unfortunately, miss out. Current 2021 users may find there aren’t enough new features to justify an upgrade, although users of older versions and newcomers to the software will not be disappointed.


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    Different workspaces available

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    Suits beginners and more advanced users

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    Photography workspace is touch compatible

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    Excellent value for money


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    Fewer new features than 2021 version

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    Separate installers for extra software

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    New AI portrait features need manual work

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    Not all automated and AI effects work well

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PaintShop Pro 2022 is the latest version of a program that has a long-standing history as a Windows-based PC image editing program. The 2022 version is less of an upgrade than 2021, but still provides enough new features to potentially entice users requiring specific functionality to upgrade.

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James Abbott

James Abbott is a landscape and portrait photographer based in Cambridge. He’s also an experienced photography journalist specializing in camera skills and Photoshop techniques. He is also a CAA-approved drone pilot and professional aerial photographer.